Michael Gordon

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“MICHAEL GORDON” WAS BORN IN “SOUTH LONDON ENGLAND” AT THE TENDER AGE OF 4 YEARS OLD “MICHAEL” WAS TAKEN TO “JAMAICA” WHERE HE WAS RAISED IN THE PARISH OF “ST. MARY” UNTIL THE AGE OF 14 YEARS OLD… “MICHAEL” RETURNED TO THE “UK” IN 1974. WITH A PASSION FOR “REGGAE, SOUL AND RNB MUZIK” WHICH WAS INFLUENCED BY THE LIKES OF JOHN HOLT, KEN BOOTHE, DENNIS BROWN, SLIM SMITH, GREGORY ISAACS, MARVIN GAYE, AL GREEN, HEATWAVE, EARTH WIND AND FIRE (TO NAME A FEW) … MICHAEL BEGAN PRACTICING AND EXPERIMENTING WITH HIS VOICE TO SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE SONGS AND ARTIST.

IN 1976 MICHAEL RELUCTANTLY JOINED A LOCAL REGGAE BAND FROM “BATTERSEA” “SOUTH LONDON ENGLAND” WHICH SOON BECAME WELL KNOWN AS THE “INVESTIGATORS”… LACKING MUZIKAL EXPERIENCE, MICHAEL WAS ENCOURAGED BY BAND MEMBER “COLIN BURTON” THE GUITARIST TO FRONT AS LEAD VOCALIST…
THIS WAS THE START OF SOMETHING WONDERFUL FOR MICHAEL GORDON AS THE BAND WENT ON TO RECORD “LOVERS ROCK GEMS” SUCH AS TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, BABY I’M YOURS, LOVE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT, WOMAN I NEED YOUR LOVING, LIVING IN A WORLD OF MAGIC, SUMMERTIME BLUES (AND MANY MORE) ON THEIR OWN “INNER CITY” AND ”PRIVATE EYE” RECORDING LABELS, ALL OF WHICH WERE NO.1 HITS IN THE “UK” REGGAE SINGLES CHARTS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF “WOMAN I NEED YOUR LOVING” ENTERING THE TOP ONE HUNDRED AND CLIMBING TO NO. 67 IN THE “UK” NATIONAL CHARTS, AROUND THE PERIOD OF 1984/1985, WITH THE BAND JUST MISSING OUT APPEARING ON “TOP OF THE POPS” WHICH WAS THE LEADING RECOGNISED, TELEVISED, CHART SHOW IN THE “UK”.

IN 1985 THE BAND SPLIT AND MICHAEL WAS SIGNED TO “UK” BASED “FASHION RECORDS” IN EARLY 1986, WORKING WITH THE LIKES OF “DRUMMIE ZEB” AND “TONY GADD” FROM (AZWAD) FAME… THIS COLLABORATION SPAWNED HIT TRACKS SUCH AS MAGIC FEELINGS, READY AND WAITING FOR YOU, LOVE IS IN THE AIR (TO NAME A FEW) WHICH SUBSEQUENTLY LEAD TO HIS “DEBUT” ALBUM ENTITLED “FEELINGS OF LOVE” WHICH WENT TO NO.1 IN THE “UK” REGGAE ALBUM CHARTS AND REMAINED THERE FOR SOME FOUR WEEKS…
IN 1988 MICHAEL’S RECORDING CONTRACT ENDED WITH FASHION RECORDS AND IN 1991 MICHAEL STARTED HIS OWN RECORDING LABEL… “SWEET FREEDOM RECORDS” AND ”MUZIK” PUBLISHING ENTERPRISE… THE COMPANY RELEASED THE “INVESTIGATORS” “GREATEST HITS” PACKAGE IN JUNE 1991 AND WITHIN A WEEK THE ALBUM REACHED NO.1.

IN THE “UK” REGGAE ALBUM CHARTS… THIS WAS A MASSIVE SUCCESS FOR THE LABEL AS THE ALBUM REMAINED AT THE NO.1 POSITION FOR 14 WEEKS… AS A RESULT OF THIS SUCCESS, THE “INVESTIGATORS” REFORMED BRIEFLY AND WENT ON A “UK” AND ”EUROPEAN” TOUR FOR A PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS, AFTER SOME SEVEN YEARS OF DISBANDING AND ENJOYED THEIR RICHEST MUZIKAL PERIOD EVER… “CEMENTING” THE “INVESTIGATORS” MUZIK IN THE HALL OF “LOVERS ROCK FAME”… “MICHAEL GORDON” AND THE “INVESTIGATORS” ARE WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THEE TRUE PIONEERS OF THE “LOVERS ROCK” PHENOMENON.

MICHAEL HAS RELEASED MANY SINGLES ON HIS OWN “SWEET FREEDOM MUZIK” RECORDING LABEL, BUT NOTABLY HIS MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WORKS TO DATE IS UNDOUBTABLY THE “INVESTIGATORS” “GREATEST HITS COMPILATION” AND THE ALBUMS “CHANGING CIRCLES” AND “POEMS AND RHYMES”…
TAKE A MOMENT TO LISTEN TO MICHAEL’S MOST RECENT ALBUM “JOURNEY” AND CURRENT SINGLES, SUMMERTIME BLUES, ALL NIGHT LONG, SWEET STELLA, MY CHERIE AMOUR, TUNE IN, “JOHNNY BE GOOD” AND HIS FORTHCOMING RELEASE “ALL ABOUT YOU” (WHICH HAS GONE VIRAL), I’M SURE YOU’LL AGREE JUST HOW MUCH THE MAN AND HIS “MUZIK” HAS EVOLVED AND GROWN IN STATURE, MATURITY AND CONFIDENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF HIS WORKS… DRAWING ON LIFE EXPERIENCES AND SHEER LOVE FOR “MUZIK” IN GENERAL… “MICHAEL GORDON” HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE “UK’S” MOST CONSISTENT, PROLIFIC, GROUND BREAKING AND ORIGINAL SINGER/SONGWRITRS OF HIS GENERATION, WHO IS TRULY RESPECTED AMONGST HIS “PEERS” AND “FANS” ALIKE AND AFTER PERSEVERING AND STAYING IN THE GAME FOR SOME 37/38 YEARS, SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN AND IS STILL MENTALLY FERTILE, IMAGINATIVE AND ENTHUSIASTIC AS EVER, WITH HIS “SONGWRITNG” AND “PRODUCTIONAL CREATIVE SKILLS AND ABILITIES” THAT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, MAINTAINED, HONED AND SUSTAINED OVER THE YEARS SINCE 1976.

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